Why Some Muslims Don’t Celebrate Birthdays

Why Some Muslims Don’t Celebrate Birthdays

| March 1, 2013 | 1 Comment

  Some of the more fundamental types don’t celebrate birthdays with the justification that there’s no basis in Islam for it. Yet, I know plenty of the same group who celebrate the prophet’s birthday. Regardless, just because Quran didn’t explicitly speak on the subject, doesn’t mean birthdays should be crossed off. Anti-birthday types argue: “Even […]

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Why Nonsense is So Important

Why Nonsense is So Important

| March 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

A child brings many blessings, but one that isn’t really talked about that much is how a child enables us to be child-like again. I love madness, silliness, things that don’t make sense, and just having a good time doing things other people might question my sanity for. Before you, I didn’t really do those […]

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Flicking Angels

Flicking Angels

| December 10, 2012 | 2 Comments

I was about 8 years old when I first learned about the Islamic belief in two angels on our shoulders who make note of all our thoughts and acts. Scribes, they’re called – one noting all things good, and the other all things bad. I felt quite uncomfortable with this. I thought, “I’ve already got […]

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Afghan Woman Defies Gender Roles as First Village Chief

Afghan Woman Defies Gender Roles as First Village Chief

| May 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

In a male-dominated society that has for years been controlled by the ultra-conservative Taliban, the emergence of the first female village chief took everyone by surprise. After being ridiculed by male villagers for wanting to occupy political office, Zarifa Qazizadah, the mother of 15 children, managed to become the mayor of Naw Abad, a village […]

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American Leadership Ten Years After 9/11

American Leadership Ten Years After 9/11

| September 10, 2011 | 2 Comments

Liberals may joke about people who live in the sticks – the truck driving, plaid wearing variety. The type that sit on their front porch chewing a blade of grass with a shotgun resting on their lap. They may be labeled as uncultured but they definitely cannot be labeled stupid. If you trespass with intent […]

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9-11 Ten Years Later: Where Liberal Media and Muslim Narratives Fail

9-11 Ten Years Later: Where Liberal Media and Muslim Narratives Fail

| September 10, 2011 | 0 Comments

When watching G.I. Joe as a kid, I knew Cobra Commander was an inherent baddie. Of course, I was about 20 years too late for the propaganda to have any effect on me; the Cold War was long over. G.I. Joe would never survive today. And for that I feel a little at loss knowing […]

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Contiguous State Deception

Contiguous State Deception

| May 28, 2011 | 1 Comment

Op-ed by Steven Shamrack In a recent major speech at the State Department, President Obama, addressing the ‘democratic’ revolution in the Middle East and North Africa and predictably Israel became the main point of attention again. Obama, like many of his predecessors (Carter, both presidents Bush, Clinton) has made another attempt to resurrect the peace […]

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Response to National Review’s Feature Article “Uncharitable: Zakat is Not About Charity, but Jihad”

| April 23, 2011 | 16 Comments

Response to National Review’s Feature Article “Uncharitable: Zakat is Not About Charity, but Jihad”   Dear National Review Editors, Your publication of Andrew C. McCarthy’s piece, “Uncharitable: Zakat is Not About Charity, but Jihad”, featured April 23, 2011, is a complete disappointment to your standing as a leading conservative publication, as well as to journalism […]

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ICNA Protest Organizer Responds to “Hate Comes to Orange County”

ICNA Protest Organizer Responds to “Hate Comes to Orange County”

| March 5, 2011 | 0 Comments

Protest organizer Karen Lugo, of the February 13th rally against ICNA in Yorba Linda, responds to an original Qudosi Chronicles article, “Hate Comes to Orange County: Anti-Muslim Protest in Yorba Linda Signals Growing Close-to-Home Hatred of Muslims“. Qudosi Chronicles commends Lugo for reaching out intelligently and being willing to share her account. As a planner […]

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Hate Comes to Orange County

Hate Comes to Orange County

| March 4, 2011 | 3 Comments

Anti-Muslim Protest in Yorba Linda Signals Growing Close-to-Home Hatred of Muslims ICNA Relief hosted a February 13, 2011 charity fundraising dinner in Yorba Linda, CA. ICNA (The Islamic Circle of North America) aimed to help raise money for women’s shelters and help relieve homelessness and hunger in the United States. The event was disrupted by […]

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The Tragedy of Iran

| February 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

From a Glorious Empire to an Orwellian State….What Went Wrong?  The Islamic Republic of Iran today is governed by a rigid majlis of mullahs who spend hours debating such engrossing topics as whether it is halal for women to wear blue jeans, or if dogs desecrate a Muslim’s household. They break for prayer, debate, then […]

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What Salman Taseer’s Assassination Means for the Future of Pakistan and a Moderate Islam

What Salman Taseer’s Assassination Means for the Future of Pakistan and a Moderate Islam

| January 15, 2011 | 0 Comments

Source: NewsGram The assassination on 4th January of Salman Taseer, the secular governor of Pakistan’s Punjab province, has been overshadowed in western media by the attempted murder of U.S. Congress member Gabrielle Giffords in Tucson, Arizona, four days later.  The violent incidents bear a common element.  In both, the men charged with the shootings were quickly […]

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Raheel Raza on “The Clash of Civilizations”

Raheel Raza on “The Clash of Civilizations”

| January 12, 2011 | 2 Comments

A recent evening with Raheel Raza, hosted by the Kehilla Academy in Los Angeles, opened the doors to a wonderful lecture on “The Clash of Civilizations” and lead to an interesting post lecture discussion with audience members. The “Clash of Civilizations” is a term made popular by the fateful events of September 11. And while […]

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D.C. Comics Panders to Muslim Audience with New Muslim Superhero

D.C. Comics Panders to Muslim Audience with New Muslim Superhero

| December 28, 2010 | 2 Comments

D.C. Comics Panders to Muslim Audience with New Muslim Superhero In a defeating blow to comic book fans everywhere – who could before open the crisp colored pages of the newest issue and delve into a world far removed from politics and religion – D.C. Comics betrays a loyal audience by injecting a fat dripping […]

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